The sacrament of Confirmation, Baptism and Eucharist, together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. Confirmation confers the courage and gifts of the Holy Spirit that we need to be witnesses to Christ in our daily lives just as in the case of the first Apostles on the day of Pentecost. The word confirmation means a “strengthening” and so at our confirmation the Holy Spirit comes and strengthens those gifts we received at baptism, bringing them to maturity. The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit to go into the world and bear witness to Christ and the gospel both in word and action.